Worst strange problem in XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zee, Dec 24, 2001.

  1. zee

    zee Guest

    Every time I try to install a new program, MS offce or adobe, paint shop pro. the installation freezes in the middle and nothing happen after that. i looked into the task manager, it said every thing is running. any ideas to help me?
  2. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Clear out your temp file.

    Make sure there arent any apps open, especially antivirus proggies.

    Also, make sure you arent getting CD-ROM errors (check the event viewer.

    When you say freezing, does it freeze up your whole comp, or the installation just isnt proceeding?
  3. zee

    zee Guest

    I tried clearing the temp folder, it did not work. only the installation freezes, the computer keeps working fine.
  4. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Did you try the rest of my suggestions?

    How long is it freezing? On occasion, some apps may stop for a few minutes, then continue. If it lasts longer than 5 minutes, then there may be something funky going on...
  5. have u tried shutting down all the programs running in the back ground ? i know i have to to install some apps

    just a idea !!
  6. zee

    zee Guest

    i found the problem. it's really stupid of windows t do that. i used to try to install the programs with an account which has admin rights. but when i ligged on as an admin, every thing worked fine. is there any thing to do to be able to install programs from an account with admin rights.
  7. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    admin rights

    not for sure about the home version, i have pro, but should still be the same:

    control panel > user accounts > user name .... change the type of account to admin, not limited.

    may have to do this from the admin account.